Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LochCarron: Clan Battlefield Map

Got an email from Tamara at LochCarron regarding their new, interactive Clan Battlefield Map:

At Lochcarron, we have created an interactive battlefield map that details all the Clan wars that took place across Scotland from the 12th to the 18th Centuries. An added feature of being able to filter battles in Outlander and by the different clans.

http://www.lochcarron.co.uk/scottish-clan-battles-map/

We thought this would be a great way to uncover the rich History of Scotland and it’s famous Clans. Users are able to click on the various battlefield spots to uncover more information on the battle itself and the clans involved. 

Wow. This map is so neat (and kindof chilling.😱) You can click each red circle to read more info about each individual battle. (And I know which ones you're all going to click first. 💔)

Thanks Tamara!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Building off the Grid

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you've read "The Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon.

I am watching a guy named Joe Donovan on DIY ("Building off the Grid") build his own house – from scratch – in extremely rural Montana. Why am I mentioning this? It is reminding me of a certain awesome, fictitious couple who came to the US with nothing but a dream and the clothes on their back, and built a life for themselves on The Ridge.

Holy crap, I think I'm tearing up. ❤️